Sarawak's saltwater crocs can now be harvested commercially


  • Nation
  • Monday, 03 Oct 2016

KUCHING: The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) has agreed to allow the wild harvest of saltwater crocodiles in Sarawak for commercial use.

Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said CITES approved Malaysia's proposal to downlist the reptile from its Appendix I to Appendix II at a conference in Johannesburg, South Africa last week.

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